Yandex.Browser is a simple and easy-to-use internet browser. The minimalist design allows you to focus on more important things. Its clutter-free interface gives you plenty of space for viewing webpages. Webpages load rapidly even with low connection speeds.
The Yandex browser uses the WebKit engine, popular with a large number of web developers. The browser's user interface is based on the open-source Chromium code. The Yandex browser platform has, through a technological partnership with a key long term partner, been expanded to incorporate Opera Software's Turbo technology, which allows to boost the browser's page loading capacity even with a slow connection.
Turbo mode will turn on automatically if your internet connection speed drops. Webpages open faster thanks to data compression technology, saving you both time and traffic. Loading speed is increased by reducing the amount of data to transfer. Page content is first compressed on Yandex servers before sending it to your browser. “Heavy” page elements (such as multimedia) are blocked and are not loaded at all. By default, automatic activation of Turbo mode is enabled in the browser settings. Turbo mode is activated if the download speed is less than 128 Kbit/s. When activated, the Turbo icon is displayed at the end of the address bar. When the speed reaches 512 Kbit/s or higher, Turbo mode is turned off and the icon disappears.
Yandex' own system scans millions of websites every day. Yandex.Browser will warn you if you try to visit a harmful site. Every file you download will also be scanned for viruses by Kaspersky. The company's cloud-based safe browsing technology, together with Kaspersky Lab's security solution, enhances the browser's safety by warning the users about potentially malicious websites.
What's new in Yandex Browser v14.10.2062.12544 Beta:
The new streamlined Yandex.Browser is a new step in its evolution. It reflects the current trend in web user experience, which puts an emphasis on interaction and personalisation. The new Yandex.Browser lets users experience the web directly, while offering secure protection from the darker side of the internet. It is designed to respond to all the current needs of a web user, which aren’t limited to mere browsing, but now also include shopping, reading websites in a foreign language, booking flights, trains, taxies or hotel rooms and restaurant tables.
With its transparent interface merging into each new web page viewed by the user, Yandex.Browser now also serves as an instant information source providing answers to some of the most popular queries. After typing a search in the browser’s smartbox, the user can see a snippet about what they are searching for – a thing, a product, a person or an event – without even having to look at the search results page. The default search engine in the new, also Chromium-based, Yandex.Browser is, naturally, provided by Yandex, but can be changed to some other search provider from a list in the browser’s settings. To reflect the idea of a website as a standalone web application, tabs in the new browser are now displayed at the bottom of the screen.
All the features unique to the classic version of Yandex.Browser, including favourite websites panel (known locally as ‘Tableau’), the browsing quality enhancing ‘Turbo’ mode, the document viewer, are available in the new version. Instant page view, 'pages as apps', see-through user interface, rich search results, personalisation, integrated Yandex products and services and many more – are all implemented in the new Yandex.Browser, a trailblazer for the future of internet experience.
Download: Yandex Browser 14.10.2062.12544 Beta | 97.1 MB (Freeware)
Download (stable version): Yandex Browser 14.10.2062.12521 | 54.4 MB
Download: Yandex Browser for Mac | 75.0 MB
View: Yandex Browser Homepage | Yandex Browser Beta